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Road restrictions and closures July 8-12, 2013

Posted: July 3, 2013 2:33:04 PM PDT

The City of Bellingham wishes to inform the public that the following roads will have traffic limitations during the week of July 8-12, 2013, to accommodate construction and repair. 

N. State and Wharf streets
Southbound N. State Street will be reduced to one lane at Wharf Street and Wharf Street will be closed from Boulevard to Cornwall Avenue while Ram Construction begins on Tuesday, July 9, to build a new roundabout. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed. Motorists can expect delays and a Wharf Street detour. Crews will start with demolition and removing street lights. For additional information visit http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/waterfront-wharf-street.aspx or contact Sam Shipp, P.E., Project Engineer at 778-7942 or sshipp@cob.org.

Woburn Street from Lakeway to Alabama streets
Travelers can expect intermittent single-lane closures and flaggers to direct traffic around work crews along Woburn Street from Lakeway to Alabama streets. Colacurcio Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, is working to complete the paving project started last year. Crews will be raising the manhole and utility covers.  For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2012-overlay-resurfacing-program-es-459.aspx or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

Highland Drive, Garden to Taylor Streets and W. College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway
Highland Drive from Garden to Taylor streets and W. College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway will be intermittently reduced to one lane as crews prepare various sections for the annual street overlay program and sewer repair. Stremler Gravel is under contract with the City of Bellingham to complete the work. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed through the lane closures. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2013-overlay-resurfacing-program-es-475.aspx or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

W. Bakerview Road at Dover Street night work
From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., travelers can expect lane closures on W. Bakerview Road between Dover Street and Interstate 5 as Ram Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues work to improve arterial safety on the I-5 overpass. The City water crews will place a new water main under W. Bakerview Road. Flaggers will direct traffic through lane closures and delays. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/w-bakerview-es-462.aspx or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

Cornwall Avenue at Maple Street
Travelers can expect intermittent delays on Cornwall Avenue and Maple Street as construction continues on raingarden installation and related stormwater improvements. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed through lane closures. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/cornwall-cso-improvements-eu-0161.aspx or contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., Project Engineer, at fanthony@cob.org or 778-7924.

Harris and McKenzie avenues, 4th and 10th streets
Travelers can expect moderate truck traffic on Harris and McKenzie avenues as well as 4th and 10th streets in Fairhaven up to Interstate 5 as construction work continues associated with the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/wastewater-treatment-improvements.aspx or contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., Project Engineer, at fanthony@cob.org or 778-7924.

The City of Bellingham Public Works Department provides this information as a public service. It is based on currently available information. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly. When traveling through a construction area, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to be patient, proceed with caution and obey flaggers at all times. Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of work including resurfacing, sidewalk construction, water and sewer main work, and utility cuts. Dates, times and work locations are subject to change due to inclement weather or last-minute changes in work schedules.

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Media Contact:
Paul Reed, Construction Manager
Public Works Department
360-778-7929 
preed @cob.org  

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